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Troy, N.Y. -  2/28/2020

Experience Hands-on Learning at the LRC Photometry Institute

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will hold its popular Photometry Institute, May 19-20, 2020 in Troy, New York.
The Photometry Institute is a two-day immersive course designed to inform engineers, technicians, and testing personnel from lighting and related companies about the latest developments in photometric testing and evaluation, including new testing requirements for solid-state light sources and systems.
The Institute is led by Nadarajah Narendran, Mark Rea, Jean Paul Freyssinier, Indika Perera, and Andrew Bierman, and includes lectures, equipment demonstrations, and laboratory exercises. Participants will earn 20 CEUs (continuing education units) for attending the Photometry Institute and will receive a continuing education certificate in photometry.
People who attend the Photometry Institute will come away with the knowledge and skills needed to establish and conduct photometric testing and evaluation of a wide range of lighting products and systems. At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:
  • Understand photometric and colorimetric terms and concepts used in lighting measurement and product evaluation
  • Conduct industry standard test procedures and requirements included in programs such as ENERGY STAR® and Lighting Facts
  • Operate various types of equipment used in lighting measurement and photometric evaluation
  • Apply standard photometric laboratory practices and protocols in their own facilities
  • Understand requirements for testing and measurement of solid-state light sources and systems and be able to accurately evaluate the performance of solid-state lighting products
  • Measure standard photometric quantities including illuminance, luminance, luminous flux, and luminous efficacy
  • Measure and calculate various spectral and colorimetric quantities such as correlated color temperature and color rendering index
  • Understand the equipment needed to create and/or assemble inexpensive photometric capabilities in their own facilities to make accurate measurements of the performance of pre-production prototypes
  • Interpret and apply photometric data in the evaluation of product prototypes and models
Registration for the two-day Photometry Institute is $1,200 per person. This includes all course materials, continental breakfast, and lunch each day. LRC Partners and Alliance members can register for the discounted price of $960. Residents of New York State can register for the discounted cost of $360.

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About the Lighting Research Center
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the world's leading center for lighting research and education. Established in 1988 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the LRC conducts research in light and human health, transportation lighting and safety, solid-state lighting, energy efficiency, and plant health. LRC lighting scientists with multidisciplinary expertise in research, technology, design, and human factors, collaborate with a global network of leading manufacturers and government agencies, developing innovative lighting solutions for projects that range from the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to U.S. Navy submarines to hospital neonatal intensive-care units. In 1990, the LRC became the first university research center to offer graduate degrees in lighting and today, offers a M.S. in lighting and a Ph.D. to educate future leaders in lighting. Learn more at

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America's first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, 32 research centers, more than 145 academic programs, and a dynamic community made up of more than 7,900 students and more than 100,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration.